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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 17
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Aah yes, this one too. 😀 😀

This iconic creation from the team of Majrooh Sb and SD Burman, preparing such delicious offerings for the 1958 film ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’, got reused in a recent film. The memorable film needs no introduction, and neither do its songs and music. Great songs, falling in the category of ‘evergreen’, or ‘सदाबहार’ as Bakshi ji prefers to describe such songs.

This everlasting piece of naughty music, rendered equally playfully by Kishore Kumar, and the icing to top all these superlatives is the on screen performance by Kishore Da himself. Walking down the stairs backwards, talking to his tools, and making music from them, and all the while getting on the nerves of the lady customer who has barged into the car repair workshop run by three brothers whose motto in life is to dislike women. And that too at 2 am. Regulars will remember the beginning of this episode. Kishore is woken up in the middle of the night, a very rainy night, by a damsel drenched in rain. He wishes for her to disappear – quite a disturbance to his sleep while he is on active night duty. When the lady points out to the light glowing on the signboard that says ‘Day & Night Service’, the sleep starved hero shuts off the light bulb and declares – there, we are no longer day and night service – good bye.

All this preamble and then the song and its performance – the memories keep us music lovers awake at night.

Fast forward to 2013. A film came, titled ‘Listen Amaya’. The key thing that made this film attractive was the lead pair – Deepti Naval and Farooque Sheikh – teamed up once again after a gap of many years. Between 1981 and 1985, the two had appeared in six films as the lead pair. And the film names tell the story – ‘Chashme Buddoor’ (1981), ‘Saath Saath’ (1982), ‘Katha’ (1982), ‘Rang Birangi’ (1983), ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1983) and ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’ (1983). Then in 1985, they again appeared together in Yash Chopra’s ‘Faasle’, albeit this time they were not the lead pair.

After ‘Faasle’, we do not see them together, goodness, till 2011. That year, the film ‘Tell Me, O Khuda’ was released. This is a film directed by Hema Malini, and was intended as the launch vehicle for her daugther, Esha Deol. Again, in this film, Farooque and Deepti were not the lead pair. They played the roles of foster parents of the leading lady Esha Deol. So effectively, ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’in 1983 turns out to be their last outing together as the romantic lead pair.

Thirty years later, in 2013, comes ‘Listen Amaya’, and we see this pair once again playing the roles of a mature couple finding romance and love in their later years.

[Ed Note: Regulars will recall a similar film had come in 2005 – ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. In that film, another fabulous romantic pair – Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor – of the ‘Bobby’ (1973) fame, had come together yet once again on the silver screen, to play the roles of mature single adults finding soulmates in their later years. Dimple and Rishi had also appeared in the film ‘Saagar’ (1985) as the lead romantic pair.]

Leela (Deepti) is a widow who owns and manages a library café – ‘Book A Coffee’. She has a daughter, Amaya, role played by Swara Bhaskar, who is a budding writer. Into their lives, walks in Jayant (Farooque), a widower, and a photographer by profession. Leela and Jayant are attracted towards each other, much to the discomfort of Amaya, who does not relish the thought of her mother being romantically involved. Although, she also is working with Jayant on a coffee table book about the old bazaars and market places of Delhi, but in her mind she hits a wall, when it comes to accept him as another man in her mother’s life.

The film is beautifully contoured around the concepts of memories and realities of life – passages of real life that slide into memories and portions of memory that become parts of life again. It is a touching tale of coming to terms with one’s own maturity, as on the part of Amaya, and on the other hand, acceptance and realization of emotions, without fanfare, without the flourish of animated expressions, on the part of Leela and Jayant. When Amaya is all too disturbed about the budding relationship in her mother’s life, the protagonists calmly give in, and decide to discontinue meeting, without a word being said, or any regrets being announced. And when Amaya sees this upcoming consequential circumstance, she finds herself flummoxed, to be at the fulcrum of a possible second disaster in her mother’s life. The sternest exchange that we see between the mother and daughter is when Leela admonishes Amaya telling her that she still is her mother and will continue to take care of her. And the softest touch of complaint is when Amaya finally reaches out to Jayant on the day their book is to be published, hugs him with the words asking the question – why does he never gets angry. A much more endearing assay about finding love than ‘Pyaar Mein Twist’. My humble opinion of course.

But what about this song, you will ask. Ah yes, we have to get back to the song, a repeat one at that, giving me the 17th opportunity of this series. 🙂 Amaya herself has a romantic link up in this film, with the young man Raghav (role played by Siddhant Karnick). Although part of the side plot, Raghav has an important part as in showing up the mirror to Amaya about what her feelings and reactions towards her mother’s life are all about.

Okay so this film needed a rocking romantic relief (not exactly, but something a la comic relief, a practice invented by the dramatists of the yore). So Raghav is an intelligent guy – to win over his lady love, he actually starts with the mother of his lady love, making his way to the heart of his beloved through the mind of his beloved’s mother. That is another thing that majority of the song as picturized, is spent in a dream sequence of wide open eyes where he is serenading his lady love actually.

There are three songs in this film, that have been created by the husband wife team of Indraneel Hariharan, the music director, and Poonam Hariharan, the lyricist. This ‘rocking romantic relief’ song is a re-rendition of the ‘सदाबहार’ classic, as mentioned above. The lyrics and the music of the song remain the same. Only that it has been re-recorded in the voice of Kunal Ganjawala for ‘Listen Amaya’. Another variation is that of the three original stanzas, only two have been used in this re-rendition. On screen, the song is performed by Siddhant Karnick. The venue of the song is the library café that is run by Leela. The song starts with Raghav trying to win over Leela. But then right after the mukhda is done, his mind slides into the fantasy plane, and he is now wooing Amaya in the dream world. The starting scene is kind of same as the car repair workshop from the original film. And that is in black and white too. But soon, color is ‘restored’ and we see more contemporary scenarios to motivate the romancing mood.

And the all too lovely effect – the sound of two clicks near the end of song. In the original, we have Kishore Kumar tapping in the final nut to finish the repair job. In the rerun, we have Leela snapping her fingers to get Raghav back from his reverie to the real world. Classic touch. 🙂

So two films from recent years, on romantic relationships between mature adults, have been picked up for this series – both having re-used an iconic popular hit from the golden era.

Time to do it again. . . 🙂

Song – Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si  (Listen Amaya) (2013) Singer – Kunal Ganjawala, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – SD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dil hi dil mein jali jaati hai
bigdi bigdi chali aati hai
dhundhlaati huyi
balkhaati huyi

saawan ki sooni raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm

tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tan bheega hai sar geela hai
uska koi pench bhi dheela hai
tanati jhukti
chalti rukti
nikli andheri raat mein
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai
hmm
ek ladki bheegi-bhaagi si
soti raaton mein jaagi si
mili ek ajnabi se
koi aage na peechhe
he he
tum hi kaho ye koi baat hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
दिल ही दिल में जाली जाती है
बिगड़ी बिगड़ी चली आती है
धुंधलाती हुई
बलखाती हुई
सावन की सूनी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म

तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तन भीगा है सर गीला है
उसका कोई पेंच भी ढीला है
तनती झुकती
चलती रुकती
निकली अंधेरी रात में
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है
हम्म
एक लड़की भीगी भागी सी
सोती रातों में जागी सी
मिली एक अजनबी से
कोई आगे ना पीछे
हे हे
तुम ही कहो ये कोई बात है


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Blog Day : 4178 Post No. : 15354

Yesterday (25 december 2019) was the birth centenary of Naushad (25 december 1919- 5 May 2006). The special occasion called for a post but my internet connection let me down and that day ended up becoming a dot day- the third such day in the year.

According to my calculations Naushad had composed music for 601 songs in 64 Hindi movies.

61 out of these 64 movies are represented in the blog. The first four movies where Naushad was the music director are “Prem Nagar”(1940), “Darshan”(1941), “Maala”(1941) and “Nayi Duniya” (1942). All available songs of these movies are covered in the blog but still some songs (unavailale as of now) are not posted so these movies are unYIPPEED. After that, each and every Naushad movie beginning from “Sharda”(1942) till “Ganwaar”(1970) are already YIPPEED in the blog ! Moreover, two more movies viz “Aaina”(1974) and “Dharam Kaanta”(1982) are also YIPPEED.

The only Naushad movies (apart from the four movies of 1940s), whose songs are not fully covered in the blog are “Paakeeza”(1971), “Taangewaala”(1972), “My Friend”(1974), “Sunahra Sansaar”(1975), “Chambal Ki Raani”(1979), “Love and God”(1986), “Aawaaz De kahaan Hai”(1990), “Teri Paayal Mere Geet”(1993), “Guddu”(1995) and “Taj Mahal”(2005).

Overall 535 out of 601 Naushad compositions are already showcased in the blog.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Taangewaala”(1972). This song is sung by Rafi. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naushad.

The song is picturised as a Tanga song, with Rajendra Kumar playing the Taangewaala and driving the taanga holding a small child his arms. It is very risky, according to present day safety standards. Rajendra Kumar would get fined heavily and his tonga driver licence cancelled by traffic police if he was to operate in present day India. 🙂

This song is an appropriate song for the occasion because Rafi too had his birth anniversary on 24 december, one day prior to Naushad’s birth anniversary.


Song-Thhap thhup thhip ki taal pe mera ghoda chaal dikhaaye(Taangewaala)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

Thhap thhup thhip ki taal pe mera ghoda chaal dikhaaye
lipat lipat ke taange ke sang raah guzarti jaaye
Thhap thhup thhip ki taal pe mera ghoda chaal dikhaaye
lipat lipat ke taange ke sang raah guzarti jaaye
daada daan
daadaa daan
daada daan
daadaa daan

chhail chhabeela ghhoda hai
chaal chale hai saajan ki
chhail chhabeela ghhoda hai
chaal chale hai saajan ki
peechhe peechhe taanga hai
doli jaise dulhan ki
peechhe peechhe taanga hai
doli jaise dulhan ki
zaalim yoon lehraaye ke jaise
koi sharaabi jaaye ae ae
Thhap thhup thhip ki taal pe mera ghoda chaal dikhaaye
lipat lipat ke taange ke sang raah guzarti jaaye
kaaka jee
o maamaa jee
ho zara bach ke
ho zara hatt ke

mandir koi jaata hai
masjid se koi aata hai
mandir koi jaata hai
masjid se koi aata hai
ye dilwaala sabko hi
manzil tak pahunchaata hai
ho ye dilwaala sabko hi
manzil tak pahunchaata hai
taanga mera pyaar bhara dil
jo chaahe aa jaaye
Thhap thhup thhip ki taal pe mera ghoda chaal dikhaaye
lipat lipat ke taange ke sang raah guzarti jaaye
hurr
ho ho


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4176 Post No. : 15351

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his 95th birth anniversary :

Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post is for a song from the 1981 release “Zamaane ko Dikhaana Hai” which was produced and directed by Nasir Hussain. It marked the debut of Padmini Kolhapure as an adult; prior to this she had acted as a child star in numerous movies. The music department was handled by Majrooh Sultanpuri and R D Burman. The songs were play-backed by Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh, Mohd. Rafi and Pancham. Nasir Hussain took a few scenes from his “Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hain” – song on train top; runaway girl from “Caravan” and a song & dance competition inspired from “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin”. Additionally, there are multiple songs in a scene as in “Yaadon Ki Baraat” and “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin”.

The story of the movie was very simple and straight: – a rich man, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo (may his soul rest in peace) has two sons Ramesh (Randhir Kapoor in a guest appearance) and Ravi (Rishi Kapoor). Ramesh (the older son) loves and marries a not-so-rich girl and so is banished from the household. All this happens during the absence of the younger Ravi who convinces his dad to forgive his BHAIYYA and sets out to bring his brother back. He finds that his bhaiyya and bhabhi are dead leaving their baby in the care of the bhabhi’s sister Kanchan (Padmini Kolhapure). Now his job is to convince Kanchan of his good intentions, fall in love with her in the process and take her & his nephew home but not before the movie runs through its set of twists and turns. Then there is also the rich man’s bad brother to take care of before the movie comes to an ‘ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL’ close.

The movie had fairly popular songs, two of which are already on the blog. Today’s song is a multi- version song. Also, one of the version forms part of the multiple song set that I mentioned. In one version we have a song and dance competition where Vijay Arora (guest appearance) along with his partner (Aarti Gupta- also in guest appearance) challenges Rishi to the floor. But he is too drunk to get off the chair. So, Padmini takes to the floor sings & moves a leg and Rishi Kapoor joins and they compete with good support from the kids in the audience.

The second version with different stanzas has a drunk Padmini leading the song where the lovers fantasize about their future. We had Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle giving their voices to the two songs.

This movie released about a year after Rafi saab’s death. This post is also to celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of Padmashri Mohd Rafi.
Rafi saab- the man who started his career in films in 1944 with a song under Shyam Sunder’s baton. In the career that spanned 36 years he had lent his voice for all the actors who have graced the silver screen in that time frame. He also appeared on-screen in two films. He was the favourite singer of an entire generation and the following generation too. People loved his Halke-Phulke songs as much as his classical based songs. He had great control on his voice and could go full-throated or soft in the same song. Don’t know why god stopped making singers like him and no matter how much one sounded like Rafi saab they couldn’t sing like him and none of his clones or apes or people who claimed to have been inspired by him reached that height of popularity. And I have heard and read in various places that he was a very humble human being. Like the song which Amitabh sang in a movie (in Mohd. Aziz’s voice) in 1990 “na phankaar tujhsa tere baad aaya, Mohd. Rafi tu bahut yaad aaya”; we, his fans, too miss him.

Wishing that Rafi Saab was still with us and thanking god for giving us such a divine-voiced singer let us enjoy today’s song.

Video version (Part I)

Video version (Part II)

Audio version

Song-Poochho na yaar kya hua (Zamaane Ko Dikhaana Hai)(1981) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Chorus
Rafi + Chorus
Padmini Kolhapure
Rishi Kapoor

Lyrics (Video Version Part I)
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(gorkha words in the beginning)

hmm hmmm hmmm
Mmm hmmm hmmmm
hmm hmmm hmmm
Mmm hmmm hmmmm

poocho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
poocho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
tum pe toh ham mar mite hai abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
ai ai yaa yaa yaa yaa

aage kya hoga
kya hoga shaadi

ae ha ha ha ha ha

hamko mil gayi
duniya pyaar ki
maana ho gaye
tum mere apne
phir bhi yeh sawaal
dil mein yeh khayaal
na ho ye kahin door ke sapne
ho
yeh ab ki baar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
tumpe toh ham mar mite hain abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
ai ai ya ya ya ya ya

aur phir kya hoga
partiyaan daawtein
bottlein

cheers

apne paas kya
armaan ke siwa
yoon toh main tumhein
aur kya doongi
jo bhi hai mera
main aur mera pyaar
tumpe ek baar sab luta doongi
ho
chaahoge toh main
dekhoongi tumhe
kahadoge toh phir
sar jhuka loongi ee ee
haay dildaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar hua
tumpe to ham mar mite hain abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
ai ai yai yaa yai yai ya yaa

arre baba
tum bhi to kuchh bolo na

achcha
toh suno

chhodo jaane jaan
tum bhi ho kahaan
ghabraate nahin
hum zamaane se
dekho toh idhar
kiska hai jigar
uljhe aapke iss deewaane se
ho uljhe hazaar kya hua
ai mere pyaar kya hua
apni khushi hogi
yeh zindagi hogi
iske siwa aur aage kya hoga

ai ai ai yaa yaa yaa yaa
ai ai ai yaa yaa yaa yaa yaa

 

Lyrics (Audio Version, Video Version Part II)
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he ae ae

hurraay
hurraay

haiya haiya
aa ha hayya hayya

bolo bolo
kuchh toh bolo
saamne waale
le gaye baazi
arre himmat kar ke
aage aao
duniya hogi
tumse raazi
arre haiyya haiyya
ha aa haiyya haiyya

ho ho ho
bolo bolo
kuchh toh bolo
saamne waale
hai le gayi baazi
arre himmat karke
aage aao
duniya hogi
tumse raazi
haiyya haiyya
ha aa haiya haiya

dekho gaya waqt aata dobaara nahin ee
phir yeh na kehna kisi ne pukaara nahin ee
ho o o
dekho gaya waqt aata dobaara nahin ee
phir yeh na kehna kisi ne pukaara nahin ee
ho bolo bolo
bolo
kuchh to bolo
saamne waale
hai le gaye baazi
haiyya haiyya
haa ha haiya haiya
come on yaar

poocho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qarar kya hua
chak chak cha cha cha cha

poocho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
poocho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
tum pe toh hum mar mite hain abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
ai yai yai yaa
yai yai yaa yaa

ru ru
ru ru
ru ru ru
tu ru ru

tumne pyaar se
ham ko ek baar
keh daala hai yaar
toh nibha dena
itna beqaraar
koi bhi nahin
dekho mera haal
dekhte ho na
dekho na yaar kya hua
dil ka qaraar kya hua
tum pe toh hum mar mite hain abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
poocho na yaar kya hua aa

o haa
o haa
he he
he he
he he he he
he he he he

aaaaaaaaaa
ru ru ru ru
tururu

(some more chorus)

dil pe tha hamein
kitna aitbaar
tumse kya kahe
hum yeh afsaana
dil pe tha hamein
kitna aitbaar
tumse kya kahe
hum ye afsaana
koi gulbadan
koi naazneen
kar sakta nahin
hum ko deewaana aa aa
woh aitbaar kya hua
dil ka qarar kya hua
tumpe to hum mar mite hain abhi se
jaane hamaara aage kya hoga
poocho na yaar kya hua
ai yai yai yaa
yai yai yaa aa

la la la laa la la
la la la laa la la
la la la laa la la
la la la laa la la

 


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Blog Day : 4151 Post No. : 15317

“Parvarish”(1977) was directed by Manmohan Desai for A G Films, Bombay. This movie had Shammi Kpoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Nitu Singh, Shabana Azmi, Kadar Khan, Amjad Khan, Dev Kumar, Indrani Mukherji, Hina Kausar, Master Ratan, Master Tito, Chand Usmani, Sheikh, Bhushan Tiwari, Viju Khote, Tom Alter, Yusuf, Meena, Baby Shalu, Moolchand etc in it.

This movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

This song is picturised on Shabana Azmi and Nitu Singh who play pickpockets on the streets of Bombay.While Nitu Singh was a natural in such a role, Shabana Azmi was a total misfit in this role. So movie makers rightly avoided goving her similar non serious roles in future.


Song-Ye oonche mahal suhaane sab janta hai hai(Parvarish)(1977) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ho ho
lalalalalala
lalalalaala
lalaalala
lalalala

ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai
ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai
ye rupaiye paise aane
sab janta ka hai
ye ghadi ye batuye chhupe khazaane
sab janta ka hai
ye pehle thha tumhaara lekin
ab janta ka hai
ye pehle thha tumhaara lekin
ab janta ka hai
ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai
ye rupaiye paise aane
sab janta ka hai
ye ghadi ye batuye chhupe khazaane
sab janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai
ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai

shabbu kaisi ye aaj kal ki reet hai
kaale bazaar waali
neetu andar bhara godaam hai magar
baahar dukaan khali
shabbu kaisi ye aaj kal ki reet hai
kaale bazar wali
neetu andar bhara godam hai magar
baahar dukaan khali
bachchaa jo line mein lag raha
vo budhha ho ke palat raha
genhu chawal
hera pheri ka kaam dikhaaye
sab janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai

ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai

bhagwan hum agar isi tarah apni muraad paayen
halve mithhaayi ka sada tumhen parshaad hum chadhaayen
bhagwan hum agar isi tarah apni muraad paayen
halve mithaayi ka sada tumhen parshaad hum chadhhaaye
par kab tak yoon hi khade rahen
hum kya baahar hi ade rahen
hey pandit ji
tum gher ke jisko baithhe ho
vo rab janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai

ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai

dekho re is tarah saji bani jaati hai kiski doli
kis aan ban se ye ja rahi baaraatiyon ki toli
dekho re is tarah saji bani jaati hai kiski doli
kis aan ban se ye ja rahi baaraatiyon ki toli
armaan hai main sajoon kabhi pyaari si dulhan banu kabhi
sun o pagli mat bhool nibhaana humko bhi kartab janta ka hai
phir shadi bhi kar lenge jab ye
haq janta ka hai
phir shadi bhi kar lenge jab ye
haq janta ka hai
ye oonche mahal suhaane
sab janta ka hai
ye rupaiye paise aane
sab janta ka hai
ye ghadi ye batuye chhupe khaazane
sab janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai
to janta ko hi de do jab ye
haq janta ka hai


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4143 Post No. : 15307

My stint as a post writer for the blog started with this song from the film “Gumnaam”. This was a Helen song, and I chose it as the song for my first post in the blog for no particular reason. Maybe it was not yet posted in the blog was the only trigger, apart from my husband suggesting it.

Another remarkable thing about my first posts was that, it got posted within a few hours of sending the mail. There were very few outside contributors who were writing posts back than in 2012, could have been one of the factors in being given such priority treatment 🙂 . Guest posters were few and lyrics contributors were many. I was one of the early song lyric contributors. Those were very heady days of finding known, much loved songs not yet posted in the blog. I remember with fondness, sending lyrics of some of my all-time favourite songs like “ ab to hai tum se har khushi apni” from “Abhimaan” and the hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘hai tere saathh meri wafaa” from “Hindustan ki Qasam”.

Now I am a veteran of 302 lyrics and 243 posts, at last count. Lyrics contribution has stopped for obvious reason that, if I can write posts also that why would somebody else want to write them for the songs which I want posted in the blog. Sometimes I think, I should go back to sending lyrics contributions, also for no particular reason. You see random thought in the mind don’t necessarily have to be for a reason or logic.

Similar way my posts are written straight from the heart and not with too much deliberations. Though at times they may seem so, if I quote some poems and my own ‘essay’s. There have been a few posts by me which had on length discussions (my own seesaw of thoughts – if they can be called discussions) not related in anyway to the songs accompanying the posts. Some of the posts were direct from the heart and reflected my feelings, impressions etc. No matter what I have enjoyed my experience here, much misunderstood and all. I feel that language can only be source of communication, which is one dimensional only.

Going back to my first post – A Helen song. Helen Anne Richardson Khan (born Helen Anne Richardson on 21 November 1938), best known as Helen. She is turning 81 on 21st November, 2019, and this is posts to celebrate her persona and her contribution in her chosen field. Having stated this there is not much about ‘Helen’ I will be writing.

In the post (My first post) I had this to say about the film ‘Khaamoshi”(1996):

‘Not that have anything against Jatin-Lalit, in fact their score for ‘Khaamoshi – The Musical ” is one of my few favourites in this two decades. The other day, I looked up the songs of this film, solely for the Helen song “Gaate thhe pehle akele aaj gaata hai saara jahaan”, trying to find a better alternative to this song from “Gumnaam” which I am supposed to discuss. Yeh dil sun rahaa hai, mausam ki sargam ko sun, jaana suno ham tum pe marte hain, hayya haaya ho let it let let it go, and aaj main uper aasman neeche are all competing for the best song of the film(Khaamoshi-The Musical).’

Having said this much about the film in the post, I have so far managed to post only one song. So I have chosen a “Helen” song with a difference from this film as this birthday post.

In this song, Helen playing the matriarch of a Goan family, ‘Mariamma’ in the film is trying to make the best of the situation where ‘A Piano’ being family heirloom is sold to the local antique collector, Raghuvir Yadav. The Piano is maybe last thing remaining which belonged Mariamma’s husband and her link with him. As the Piano is taken away, there is procession of villagers singing and dancing, Mariamma is a part of it with her grandchildren. The Piano is finally taken away abroad a ferry, and she cannot follow it anymore. She has tried her best to mollify the children that all is not lost and those things which are lost, eventually comeback. As the song ends, Mariamma is also seen going beyond the horizon. That’s the end of the ‘Mariamma too in the film.

The singers are Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shradha and Khusnum. The later two are new names for the blog, who sing for the kids. There is a lot of chorus and unique composition in its own way. Jatil-Lalit are the composers and Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist of this beautiful song. Helen as the Anglo-Indian elderly widow in the black and white dress, made a charming grandmother in the film. With her demise, Annie’s(Manisha Koirala) child hood is also over. The film, if the readers have not seen it, is to be recommended for any student of cinema. The reasons of this recommendation are many, and songs also is one of the reasons.

The audio version and the film version are the same, but both links are given, just that we can hear the song twice, if seen only once. Again.

Audio

Video

Song-Gaate thhe pehle akele (Khaamoshi)(1996) Singers-Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shraddha, Khushnum, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

Jo kho gayaa
Uss ka gham kya
Jo paas hai
Woh hai kam kya
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa
Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal

ho o o o
ho o ho ho
ho o o o
ho o ho ho

Ham to sunaa jo jaataa hai
Wo laut kar phir aataa hai
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa

Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Aa aaaa Aaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

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Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by nahm)
—————————-
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

जो खो गया
उसस का ग़म क्या
जो पास है
वो है कम क्या
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना
बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो

हम तो सुना
जो जाता है
वो लौट कर
फिर आता है
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना

बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हा गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 4141 Post No. : 15304

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is a walk down memory lane for me. I had seen this movie with my dad in the movie hall and subsequently he had purchased the cassette of its songs too. The songs from this album along with those of “Yaraana”, “Qurbaani” and “Sholay” used to be played constantly on holidays and I had learnt all the songs from these ‘by heart’ prompting the elders in the family to comment that if I had shown similar passion in studies I would have been a topper, not that I was a bad student but I used to top only in mathematics and was reasonably good at all other extra or co-curricular activities.

But that is not the subject of this post.

The subject of this post is Zeenat Aman. It is her birthday today and I would like to present this song to emphasise on how stylish she was.
The song is from the 1978 release “Heeralal Pannalal” about which Atulji has written a very interesting post with this song .

“Heeralal Pannalal” made its debut on the blog with the Pancham- Asha Bhonsle duet on the occasion of Amjad Khans’ birthday. The next song posted for Premnath’s birthday was the second version of the first song posted. It was treated as two posts as the lyrics were different and RD had given entirely different look to them. The movie has six songs and the fourth came on the blog for Shashi Kapoor’s birthday and the fifth one is here for Zeenat’s birthday. I think we should rename this movie as Birthday Special. Whatsay?

The songs were the handiwork of Majrooh and R D Burman. Today’s song is a stage song. The song happens as the two innocent and kind hearted heroes are trying to run away from some goons and land up (drop on would be more correct) on the stage as the heroines are awaiting the arrival of two professional dancers to help them in some inter college competition. The professionals walk-in just as song is coming to a close. This is the first time that the couples meet.

Let us pray for the speedy recovery of Lata Mangeshkar who sings today’s song with Asha, Bupinder and Kishore Kumar.
Happy Birthday to you Zeenie a.k.a Zeenat Aman.

Audio

Video

Song-Kahiye kahaan se aana hua (Heeralal Pannalal)(1978) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Bhupinder Singh, Asha Bhonsle,Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Kishore Kumar + Bhupinder Singh
Lata + Asha Bhonsle
All

Lyrics

Hae ae kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra toh hai pehchaana hua
hae ae kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra toh hai pehchaana hua

ho oo sochiye nayi baat koyi
ab ye mazaak puraana hua

woh suhana milan
pyaar ki woh lagan
bhool gaye kya sanam

tarram parram parram pam
kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra toh hai pehchaana hua
ho o o sochiye nayi baat koyi
ab ye mazaak puraana hua

woh suhana milan
pyar ki woh lagan
bhool gaye kya sanam

yaad ab aaya re ha
aagre ki kunj galiyaan

pa ra paa, pa ra paa,
pa ra paa, pa ra paa

yaad ab aaya re haan
aagre ki kunj galiyaan

o o peechhe peechhe ladkon ki fauj
aage aage tum meri jaan

phir lage the gale tajmahal tale
bhool gaye kya sanam
tarram parram parram pam
kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra toh hai pehchaana hua

sochiye nayi baat koyi
ab ye mazaak purana hua

aaine me kabhi, dekh lete chhavi
bhool gaye kya sanam

waa waa waa waa waa waa
waa waa waa waa waa waa
waa waa waa waa waa waa

yaad hai saawan ki rumjhum
jab thhe mere pyaar mein gum
pa ra paa, pa ra paa,
pa ra paa, pa ra paa

yaad hai saawan ki rumjhum
jab thhe mere pyaar me gum
maar ke thokar apnon ko
ghar se bhaag liye thhe tum

phir humari chhadi, yaar kaisi padi
bhool gaye kya sanam

tarram parram parram pam
kahiye kahaan se aana hua
tara raa
chehra to hai pehchaana hua
tara raa
sochiye nayi baat koyi
ab ye mazaak puraana hua

laa la lalaa laa la
laa la lalaa laa la
laa la lalaa laa la

tarram parram parram pam
kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra to hai pehchaana hua

are are
ye toh asli tapak pade
kahiye kahaan se aana hua
chehra to hai pehchaana hua
aaaaaa

hu kaa hua
hu kaa hua
hu hu hu kaa hua


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Blog Day : 4140 Post No. : 15302

Today (18 november 2019) is thr 118th birth anniversary of V Shantaram (18 november 1901- 30 october 1990).

When one looks at the career of V Shantaram, one can only be amazed. He made his debut as an actor in 1921 in a silent movie “Surekha Haran”(1921). His last movie was as a director in “Jhanjhaar”(1987).

After acting in a few silent moves, he turned director with “Netaji Palkar.”

He acted, produced and directed many movies, including some movies that are considered landmark movies in the annals of Indian cinema.

“Ayodhyache Raja”(1932), directed by him under “Prabhat Films” was the first Marathi talkie. It was also made in Hindi as “Ayodhya Ka Raja”(1932). “Maaya Machhindra”(1932) also came in the same year. “Amar Jyoti”(1936), “Aadmi”(1939) and “Padosi”(1941) were some well known Prabhat talkies films directed by him.

He then left Prabhat and formed Rajkamal Kala Mandir. More than twenty movies were produced by Rajkamal. “Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani”(1946), “Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje”(1955), “Do Aankhen Baarah Haath”(1957), “Navrang”(1959), “Stree”(1961), “Sehra”(1963), “Geet Gaaya Pattharon Ne”(1964) etc were some of his memorable movies under this banner.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, here is a song from “Jal Bin Machhli Nrity Bin Bijli”(1971). This movie was produced and directed by V Shantaram. The movie had Abhijeet(Introducing),Sandhya, Dina Gandhi aka Dina Pathak, Raja Paranjape, Vatsala Deshmukh, Iftekhar, Birbal, Vasant Parekh, Ravindra, Paresh Nanda, Nanda, Basant and new artists Minal, Praveen Kumar, child star Sushant Ray.

The song is sung by Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is preceded by several minutes of dance. And what a dance performance ! A few days ago, I had discussed a “snake” dance which I thought was one of a kind. Here is another one of a kind dance. It is picturised as a “snake-peacock-Eagle” dance. The dance director Praveen Kumar has done a great job choreographing this dance. Incidentally, the term choreography was not known those days.

The dance is picturised on Sandhya and Minal. Abhijeet and Raja Paranjpe are also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

The song (including the dance) is nearly ten minutes long. And every second of this long song is worth watching.


Song-Kajra lagaa ke re bindiya saja ke(Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin Bijli)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kajra lagaa ke
re bindiya sajaa ke
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
ho kajra lagaa ke
re bindiya sajaa ke
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
?? ki madhur taan
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
ho kajra lagaa ke re
re bindiya sajaa ke
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki

ae tum na bologe
yoon na bolo na bolo na bolo na bolo
hum sang na, sang na,
hum sang na dologe
hum sang na dolo na dolo na dolo na dologe
main
bhi
boloongi nahin
tum sang
doloongi nahin
karoon par main kya
bas mein nahin jiya
ho aayi mai to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
ho kajra lagaa ke
re bindiya sajaa ke
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe layi milan dhun piya ki

lo main hi haari re
ye lo main hi haari re
haari re haari re
bhayi tum pe
tum pe,
bhayi tum pe waari re
sainyya tum pe waari re
vari re vari re
aye ji ab to bol do
maan jaao
ankhiyaan khol do
balam jago re ae
garva laago more
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
ho kajra lagaa ke
re bindiya sajaa ke
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki
ho aayi main to aayi re aayi
mohe laayi milan dhun piya ki

ho main to aayi re aayi
tumhe laayi milan dhun n n
piya ki

piya ki


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Blog Day : 4105 Post No. : 15256

“Shole”(1953) was directed by B R Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it, including two multiple version songs.

Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the list of the songs of the movie that have been covered in the past:

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Mera dil kabhi roye kabhi gaaye re MD-Dhaniram 2216 4-Dec-09
2 Anokhaa jaadoogar Bhagwaan Multiple version song MD-Dhaniram 3519 13-Feb-11
3 Nigaahen mila MD-Dhaniram 9527 5-Mar-14
4 Ghadi ghadi bhar jiya bekaraar ho…aaja gali baalma MD-Dhaniram 14706 20-Oct-18
4 Ae dil tu kahin le chal Multiple version song MD-Nareshwar Bhattcharji 15189 27-Aug-19

Here is the eighth and final song from “Shole”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. It is the only song in the movie penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Other songs were penned by Kamil Rashid (4), Saraswati Kumar Deepak (2) and Sahir Ludhianvi (1).

Music is composed by Dhaniram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get one (may be more) word right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, “Shole”(1953) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Bala se hasraten mit jaayen (Shole)(1953) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

bala se hasraten mit jaayen
dil barbaad ho jaaye
hamen manzoor hai sab kuchh
jo tu aabaad ho jaaye

jo chaahe sahenge door se gham
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
kismat ne dhaaya hai wo sitam
tujhe paa ke bhi chain na aayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham

khush hoke hamen karen dil se juda
khush hoke hamen karen dil se juda
ye bhi to hai ik andaaz e wafa
ye bhi to hai ik andaaz e wafa
samjhenge muhabbat ka ??
tujhe kis roz yaad na aayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham

ujdi hui is mehfil ki qasam
toote huye saaz e dil ki qasam
jinse ?? dhadkan jaag uthhe
ab aise bhi geet na gaayenge ham
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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4189

Films are regarded as director’s medium. He is like a captain of the ship. It is the director’s responsibility to make his film successful – critically as well as financially.

A film director may have directed many successful films but he will generally be known by his one classic cult film. For instance, when we talk about PC Barua, ‘Devdas’ (1935) comes to our mind first though he had directed other successful films like ‘Mukti’ (1937) and ‘Jawaab’ (1942).  In case of Mehboob Khan, it is ‘Mother India’ (1957) though he had directed many successful films in the 1940s. K Asif and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), Guru Dutt and ‘Pyaasa’, (1957) and Kamal Amrohi and ‘Pakeezah’ (1972) are inseparable. In the international arena, Raj Kapoor is known more for his film, ‘Aawaara’ (1951) than other equally successful films. This is not an exhaustive list.

But there is one film director who is known by his flop film in the genre of satirical comedy. The film is ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) and the director is Kundan Shah. In an interview held sometime in 2012 on the occasion of the re-release of the film in digitised version, he had said he considered this film as his failed project though it has attained a cult status.

Remembering Kundan Shah today, October 7th on his 2nd Remembrance Day who excelled in projecting the serious social issues in soft comedies through films and TV serials. I became aware of him with his very first film which I had watched on TV much before he became well known by his TV serials.

I found it very difficult to get the information on Kundan Shah’s early life before he ventured into films and TV serials. A book, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron – Seriously Funny Since 1983’ (2010) written by Jai Ajay Singh was supposed to have some information about his early life. But the book has remained out of stock for some time. However, a preview of some pages of the book was available online which gave me some information about the early life of Kundan Shah.

Born in a Gujarati family, Kundan Shah spent his childhood in Aden (now in Yemen) and did his schooling there until the age of 13 when his family shifted to Mumbai. He completed his schooling and thereafter his graduation in commerce. He worked for a publishing house for about 4 years before enrolling himself in the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in 1973 for direction. It is at FTII, he found interest in the genre of comedy during the second year of the course.

As a project in FTII, he made a 25-minute diploma film titled ‘Bonga’ (Siren) which the students of direction have to make in the final year. The film was a farcical comedy involving a gang of five people attempting a bank robbery. The cast included FTII students like Satish Shah, Rakesh Bedi, Suresh Oberoi, Om Puri etc. There were no dialogue in the film except each one of the gang of five yelling ‘bonga’. Bhaskar Chandavarkar, an instructor in FTII at that time (who was also a music director) composed the background music. The film was critically acclaimed by his fellow students in FTII. His seniors in FTII like Naseeruddin Shah and Saeed Akhtar Mirza were surprised as to how this serious looking man could have made a graceful comedy film out of the nonsensical ideas.

After completion of his diploma in FTII in 1976, Kundan Shah struggled for a couple of years to find the opening in the film industry. He formed a commune of some of his fellow FTII diploma holders and produce short documentary films. However, in this work, Kundan Shah ran into financial problems. Almost all of his colleagues had already been disillusioned with their career and left for their respective places. Kundan Shah also moved to England with his family and worked there to make enough money to pay off his debt.

Kundan Shah returned to India after about 18 months. He got an attractive offer from the maker of ‘Gandhi’ (1981) to work as Assistant Director for six months at a monthly salary of Rs.10,000/-. The offer was very tempting. He consulted his colleague, Saeed Akhtar Mirza who dissuaded him from accepting the offer as he would mostly be doing the work of crowd controlling during the outdoor shooting. Instead, Saeed Mirza coxed him to write a script and make the film himself. In the meanwhile, Kundan Shah worked as Assistant Director in  Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai’ (1980) and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Sazaa-e-Maut (1981). These association also put pressure on him to direct a film as his FTII fellow students, Saeed Mirza and Vidhu Vinod Chopra had already made films. It is at this point of time, Kundan Shah decided to make a feature film which resulted in making his first film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983).

As I came to know from the video clips of interviews of Kundan Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Sudhir Misra and others, it was a long struggle for completing the film and releasing it. Kundan Shah wrote the story and script based on the experiences of two of his fellow FTII students who after failing to get any assignment from the film industry, decided to open a photo studio and undertake fashion and industrial photography. Their bad experiences in the venture became the main theme of the story coupled with Kundan Shah’s personal experiences in dealing with a rationing office in Mumbai for the release of cement quota for repairs to drainage system in his building where he was the Secretary.

When the script was ready, no producer/financier was willing  to invest in the film based on his script. Some financiers termed the script as idiotic. As a last resort, Kundan Shah approached National Film Development Corporation (NDFC) to take a loan for producing the film himself. The total cost film production was expected to be around Rs. 7 lakhs and NDFC would grant the loan only up to 75% of the cost after their Script Committee approved the script. However, Kundan Shah got a pleasant surprise when NDFC not only approved his script but also offered to produce the film under its banner as they thought that the script was an effective commentary on the situations prevailing in the country. So financial side of the problem got sorted out.

Next was the selection of actors and the crew for the film. With a budget of only Rs.7 lakhs, engaging the established actors even for the main roles was out of question. Kundan Shah relied on his FTII colleagues and the actors/ crews from IPTA/National School of Drama. The actors included Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Bhakti Bharve, Neena Gupta, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Deepak Qazir, Rajesh Puri, Ashok Banthia and Jaspal Sandhu. Some of the actors also worked behind the camera. For instance, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Deepak Qazir were the Production Controllers. Satish Kaushik was one of the dialogue writers. Renu Saluja was the editor for the film beside the assistant director.

Naseeruddin Shah had revealed in an interview that during the making of the film, he was feeling uneasy with the script as he felt that all he was doing appeared to him to be nonsensical. He had arguments with Kundan Shah on several occasions but at the end it was Kundan Shah whose writ prevailed. Even after the completion of the film, Naseeruddin Shah was pessimistic about the success of the film.

The film was released in a few theatres in Mumbai in and some other cities in August 1983. The film received a lukewarm response from the audience. The film was withdrawn after a week in Mumbai and ran in a few theatres only for morning shows. In Delhi, the film ran for 37 weeks in a single theatre for morning show only. The film was also shown on then newly set up DD Metro Channel on the week-ends for a month or so. Gul Anand, the producer of some off-beat comedy films like ‘Khatta Meetha’ (1978) and ‘Chashme-e-Buddoor’ (1981) after watching the film had said to Kundan Shah that if he had not seen the film and only read the script , he would have thrown it out of his window. This shows how Kundan Shah made an interesting film out of the nonsensical script. The lukewarm response for the film was a setback for Kundan Shah. He did not venture into directing any film for the next 10 years.

After about 30 years, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ (1983) was digitally restored and was re-released in November 2012 in multiplexes in Mumbai and in some major cities by which time, the film had already attained a cult status.

In the meanwhile, television was becoming a mass media with a pan India reach. In 1984, Doordarshan permitted the sponsored TV serials produced outside Doordarshan on its National Channel. Kundan Shah and many other persons associated with film industry took this as an opportunity and started their association with the producers of TV Serials. Kundan Shah made his debut on Television by directing some episodes of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’ (1984). It ran on Doordarshan with 67 episodes some of which were directed by Manjul Sinha and Raman Kumar. Actors were drawn from FTII and theatres. The serial had a phenomenal run which rediscovered Kundan Shah as a master of directing situational comedy.

With the runaway success of ‘Ye Jo Hai Zindagi’, Kundan Shah became the partner in Iskra Films, a TV serial producing company started by Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Aziz Mirza. ‘Nukkad’ (1986) was its first production.  The other successful TV Serials in which Kundan Shah was associated with were ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ (1988) and ‘Circus’ (1989).

After a gap of more than 10 years, Kundan Shah decided to make a film on the script he wrote in the genre of romantic comedy. The film’s original title ‘Albela’ had to be changed to ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na’ (1994) as this title was already registered by someone with Film Producers Associations like IMPPA. As usual for Kundan Shah, the film was delayed for a variety of reasons. The original lead actors, Amir Khan and Juhi Chawla withdrew from the film due to delay in finding a producer/financier. Shahrukh Khan, who was originally taken for the role which eventually went to Deepak Tijori, was promoted as a lead actor with Suchitra Krishnamoorthy.

After completion, the film remained in the cans for nearly 18 months as no distributor was willing to release the film probably due to the hero turning out to be loser in the end. This was the status of this film despite the fact that by this time, Shahrukh Khan was already on his path to become a super star due to box office successes of his films like ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ (1992), ‘Deewana’ (1992), ‘Darr’ (1993) and ‘Baazigar’ (1993). Finally, Shahrukh Khan in partnership with one of his friends from the film industry released the film in February 1994. Though the film was regarded as an average success after the release, over a period of time, the film has earned more than 5 times its cost and it has also attained a cult status for Kundan Shah.

It was another six years after ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ (1994) that Kundan Shah took ‘Kya Kehna’(2000) for direction which was Preity Zinta’s debut film. This was Kundan Shah’s first mainstream film which was devoid of any comedy. On the contrary, Kundan Shah tackled a serious issue of pre-marital pregnancy with sensitivity. As usual for Kundan Shah, this film was also delayed in getting released. Once it got released, it was  the pleasant surprise to all concerned with the film that it was a box office hit.

The next in lines of films which Kundan Shah directed were ‘Hum To Mohabbat Karega’ (2000), ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’ (2002) and  ‘Ek Se Badkar Ek’ (2004). All the three films flopped at the box office making him to take a virtual retirement from the mainstream films. He returned to his foray of making films with off-beat themes in ‘Teen Behanen’ (2005), based on a real-life story of three sisters who committed suicide because their father could not afford to pay dowry. The film remained unreleased till date.  His last film was a political satire, ‘P Se PM Tak’ (2015) which was a disaster at the box office.

Kundan Shah died in sleep of heart attack on October 7, 2017 at his residence. One of the emotional tributes on his death was that of Shahrukh Khan whom he compared like his mother. He said ‘I was 25 when I came to Mumbai. I have stayed in Kundan’s house and I have been fed by his family and taken care of by them’. Shahrukh Khan had worked in a few episodes of Kundan Shah’s TV Serials, ‘Wagle Ki Duniya (1988) and as a lead actor in ‘Circus’ (1989). His close friends who had been regular visitors to his office said that Kundan Shah’s office cupboard was full of film scripts in various stages. Sadly, there were no takers for these scripts to turn them into films.

As a tribute to Kundan Shah on the occasion of his 2nd Remembrance Day, I am presenting a song from ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000) which was directed by him. The song is ‘Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apnon Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna’. The song is rendered by Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy on the words of Majrooh Sultanpuri which was set to music by Rajesh Roshan. The song has two versions – happy and sad, the latter version being also a inspirational song.

Hariharan lip syncs for Anupam Kher, Chandrachud Singh and Mamik Singh while Kavita Krishnamurthy lip syncs for Farida Jalal, Preity Zinta and Nivedita Bhattacharya (in sad version). On the sound track, some lines of the song have been rendered as duet, but in the film, it is for all the actors present in some scenes.

The tune of the song is a straight lift from Oh Carol, I am but a fool, darling I love you, though you treat me cruel, sung by pop singer, song writer and composer, Neil Sedaka in  1957.

Happy Version

Sad Version

Song – Ae Dil Laaya Hai Bahaar, Apno Ka Pyaar, Kya Kehna  (Kya kehna) (2000) Singer – Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Harirahan + Kavita Krishnamurthy

Lyrics

Happy Version

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o

ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
hum tum yun hi milte rahein
mehfil yoon hi sajti rahe
bas pyaar ki yehi ek dhun
har subah-o-shaam bajti rahe
gale mein mehekte rahein
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
 
Sad Version
 
dil ka koi tukda kabhi
dil se juda hota nahi
apna koi jaisa bhi ho
apna hai wo duja nahi
yahi hai wo milan hai jo
sachmuch hai
dil ka qaraar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
kuchh apne hi tak yoon nahi
ye hai sawaal sab ke liye
jeena hai to jag mein jiyo
ban ke misaal sab ke liye
dekho kaisa mehak raha
pyaar bhari
baahon ka haar
kya kehna…aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milein hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
 
jo ho gaya so ho gaya
logon se tu darna nahi
saathi tere hain aur bhi
duniya mein tu tanha nahi
saamna karenge mil ke
chaahe dus ho
chaahe hazaar
kya kehna..aa
khile khile chehron se aaj
jag hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna

oh……..o
ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o
ae dil
laaya hai bahaar
apnon ka pyaar
kya kehna
milen hum
chhalak utha
khushi ka khumaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna
khile khile chehron se aaj
ghar hai mera
gul-e-gulzaar
kya kehna


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“Bade Dil Waala”(1983) was produced and directed by Bhappi Sonie for Bhappie Sonie Productions, Bombay.This “social” movie had Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Sarika, Aruna irani, Jagdeep, Madan Puri, Kalpana Aiyyar, Roopesh Kumar, Bharat Bhushan etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and chorus. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

This song is lip synced by Rishi Kapoor as a party song in the movie.

Audio

Video

Song-Aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera (Bade Dil Waala)(1983) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

hey
aaya sanam
aaya deewaana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
hey aaya sanam aaya deewana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
anokha ishq mera
niraali aan baan
nishaane par ye dil hai
hatheli par hai jaan
o jaani o jaani o jaani o jaani
arre aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
o aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera

ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru

wo hi nahin ya main hi nahin
ab yaar ki mehfil mein
main bhi to dekhoon
zor hai kitna
baazu-e-kaatil mein
tere peechhe jo main hoon
mere peechhe jahaan
ru ru ru ru
nishaane par ye dil hai
hatheli par hai jaan
o jaani o jaani o jaani o jaani
hey aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
o aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera

ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru

dekh raha main sar pe mere maut khadi muskaaye
phir bhi tujhko pyaar karoonga
jaan rahe ya jaaye
anokha ishq mera
niraali aan baan
ru ru ru ru
nishaane par ye dil hai
hatheli par hai jaan
o jaani o jaani o jaani o jaani
arre aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
hey aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera
o sanam o sanam o sanam
anokha ishq mera
niraali aan baan
nishaane par ye dil hai
hatheli par hai jaan
o jaani o jaani o jaani o jaani
hey aaya sanam aaya deewaana tera


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